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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Vaccine storage challenges could leave 3 bn people without access to a COVID-19 shot
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Vaccine storage challenges could leave 3 bn people without access to a COVID-19 shot

WHO also estimates that half the vaccines made globally are lost to wastage, either from heat exposure or broken vials in transit.

Serosurveys point to inadequacies in India’s COVID-19 testing strategy
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Serosurveys point to inadequacies in India’s COVID-19 testing strategy

The focus needs to shift to accurate, direct RT-PCR testing to trace and isolate COVID-19 positive individuals.

For artificial intelligence to flourish, governments need to think ahead about its responsible use
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For artificial intelligence to flourish, governments need to think ahead about its responsible use

With technology blurring international boundaries, governments need to cooperate and collaborate to put mechanisms in place to manage the power of AI.

'Unprecedented' emissions dip during pandemic ends, levels returned to normal by July: Study
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'Unprecedented' emissions dip during pandemic ends, levels returned to normal by July: Study

The emissions drop from lockdowns were short-term, like those on holidays such as Christmas or the Chinese Spring Festival.

Millions of uncounted trees dotting Sahara, Sahel deserts found in satellite imagery
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Millions of uncounted trees dotting Sahara, Sahel deserts found in satellite imagery

Improved imagery over the years have powered counting of trees, particularly over vast stretches of land, best done by a computer.

Restoring certain habitats can prevent extinctions, offset emissions: climate repair blueprint
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Restoring certain habitats can prevent extinctions, offset emissions: climate repair blueprint

Thirty million sq km of ecosystems world over is agricultural or pasture land that was once forest, grasslands and shrublands.

Mars shines extra bright on 13 Oct as it enters 'opposition', to remain bright for weeks
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Mars shines extra bright on 13 Oct as it enters 'opposition', to remain bright for weeks

Mars in opposition means it will be visible all night, starting in the east after sunset, before disappearing into the western horizon around sunrise.

Nobel laureate Mario Molina dies at 77, after sounding alarm for ozone layer depletion in 1974
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Nobel laureate Mario Molina dies at 77, after sounding alarm for ozone layer depletion in 1974

Fellow climate whistleblower Al Gore said Molina 'never backed down from political pressure, always spoke truth to power, grounded in science and reason.'

Steep decline of Great Barrier Reef corals over past 25 years, irreversible: Study
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Steep decline of Great Barrier Reef corals over past 25 years, irreversible: Study

Larger corals, like branching and table-shaped forms, have been the hardest hit – almost disappearing from the far northern reaches of the Reef.

Rare earth recycling in new iPhones to reduce e-waste, step up Apple's environmental response
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Rare earth recycling in new iPhones to reduce e-waste, step up Apple's environmental response

Apple also said it won't be including earbuds or power adaptors with the newest iPhones.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, Starman make their first close approach of Mars
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Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, Starman make their first close approach of Mars

An astronomer went on to give a detailed explanation of the close approach on social media.

Biggest-ever Arctic science mission ends after a year drifting along with frozen sea ice
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Biggest-ever Arctic science mission ends after a year drifting along with frozen sea ice

With some 100 members – scientists, technicians and crew, the expedition the largest Arctic science expedition in history.

Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Paul Milgrom, Robert Wilson for contributions and innovation in auction theory
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Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Paul Milgrom, Robert Wilson for contributions and innovation in auction theory

The duo used the results of fundamental theories economics, in auction formats, which have spread globally.

Earth to get a mini-moon in November: NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket
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Earth to get a mini-moon in November: NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission decades ago, finally making its way back to Earth.

Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown
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Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown

The leak caused a 'temporary temperature change' aboard the station, as per a a statement released by the Russian space agency

Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface
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Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface

Venus is thought to have had an Earth-like atmosphere, but experienced runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in its current climate.

Prince William, David Attenborough launch ‘Earthshot’ Prize to incentivize climate repair
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Prince William, David Attenborough launch ‘Earthshot’ Prize to incentivize climate repair

The first five Earthshots center on protecting and restoring nature, clean air, reviving oceans, building a waste-free world and fixing the climate.

Recent mutations in SARS-CoV-2 virus unlikely to affect potential COVID-19 vaccines: Study
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Recent mutations in SARS-CoV-2 virus unlikely to affect potential COVID-19 vaccines: Study

One of the mutations is of Indian origin, apart from the globally-dominant 'G-strain', accounting for about 85 percent of SARS-CoV-2 genomes reported.

Experimental antibody drugs like Regeneron's don't cure COVID-19, but seem promising treatment options
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Experimental antibody drugs like Regeneron's don't cure COVID-19, but seem promising treatment options

Trump is among fewer than ten people given access to Regeneron's drug under compassionate use rules, without enrolling in a study.